Libertarian Nominee Bob Barr Now Opposes DOMA

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    May 29, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    Well, hell's frozen over. Barr was DOMA's biggest champion and one of the most conservative Republicans that rode the '94 revolution. Only a couple years ago, he was coming out against a Federal Marriage Amendment because he was insisting his law was good enough. Now he's saying it was a mistake. While I think he still has some nutty notions, he's clearly born-again on this issue.

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    May 29, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    I Hate what Barr stands for BUT he can be used to our advantage. If you are in a Battle ground state, and you know people who would not ever vote for Obama Put the bug in their ear that Barr is a good choise over McCain. Draw off votes for Mccain and maybe Obama will win the state. Ralph Nader did it twice to Gore and Kerry
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    May 29, 2008 8:57 AM GMT
    I think it may have been from that piece of cheese Boratz gave him to eat. The Cheese made from Boratz's wife's tit milk.
    The look on Bob's face was priceless.

    If Bob was going to siphon off votes from Senator McCain he would not oppose DOMA. Take it from a Republican, this is good news for Senator McCain.

    There is an unfortunate split in the Republican party. The so called "Conservatives" are in a state of rebellion. If you listen to Rush Limbaugh and Shawn Hannity you would see this. If you could manage to think like a Republican just a little, you would understand the alarm of the RNC.

    I've called the Rush Limbaugh show and chastized the rebels for their behavior citing they're acting like Democrats. They would wreck the whole train for some pet issue.

    Bob Barr's opposition of DOMA would close off the rebelious Christian Taliban's options and keep them Republican.
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    May 30, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    Liberterian Bob Barr now is strongly opposed to DOMA. Where the hell has he been all this time. When DOMA was first proposed he was all for it. It took him this long to realize that DOMA is a horrendous law. I am still uneasy with politicians like Barr because they are highly unpredictable. You never know when they will suddenly change their minds. He impresses me as a politician that flip-flops on issues at his convenience.
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    May 30, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    That guy is such an embarrassment. He's riding off the old timers instead of trying to win new voters. He's just going to isolate the party from all the newly gained voters, especially the younger crowd. I'm most certainly not even entertaining the idea of voting his way.

    If interested here are some of his policies (which differ from standard libertarian policies. Go figure)

    (1) War on Drugs - Strong supporter.
    (2) Medical Marijuana - Strongly against it.
    (3) Gay Marriage - Against it. (Funny now this DOMA thing comes along....)
    (4) Against the Patriot Act and nearly every increase in power done under Bush.
    (5) Against Freedom of Religion for Military Personal.

    # 1, 3, and 5 are the questionable ones. Seems to be more just pandering to the 50+ midwest set of voters. Very sad, looks like at least this season were not going to have much third party voting.
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    Jun 02, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
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